Antique Car Shows – Part 1

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Blog | 6 comments

Model T Ford, Roadster Truck, Antique Car Show, Armstrong Street, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

Model T Ford, Roadster Truck, Antique Car Show, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

This week I will showcase some images from last year’s Fairfax City Antique Car Show.  This first installment will focus on cars built before 1940.  The second installment will be for cars built between 1940 and 1955.

Model A Ford, Antique Car Show, Armstrong Street, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

Model A Ford, Antique Car Show, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

The Fairfax City Antique Car Showis held on a Saturday, usually around May 20, outside City Hall on Armstrong Street in Historic Old Town Fairfax, Virginia.  It is open to all vehicles 25 years or older.

1937 Dodge 2-door Sedan, Antique Car Show, Armstrong Street, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

1937 Dodge 2-door Sedan, Antique Car Show, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

Car shows always provide a wealth of photographic opportunities.  The cars, although usually parked close together and surrounded by avid fans, offer the patient photographer not only the ability to capture the complete vehicle but also many wonderful studies of the details on these lovingly restored beauties.  I have found at this show and others I have visited that most of the fans understand the needs of the photographer and will wait whilst you frame and take the shot.

Model A Ford, Antique Car Show, Armstrong Street, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

Model A Ford, Antique Car Show, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

Full bracket HDR shots with a tripod are not always possible but that does not mean that pseudo HDR shots cannot be achieved from a single frame as was the case for the red Model A Ford above.

1934 Ford V-8, Antique Car Show, Armstrong Street, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

1934 Ford V-8, Antique Car Show, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

Car shows of all descriptions, and Antique Car Shows in particular, provide the raw materials for any number of different processing techniques as seen in the images above.

6 Comments

  1. Wonderful images Mark. It is great to see these wonderful relics of our past. Looking forward to the next post.
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  2. Great shots Mark. You’ve brought out the beauty in these.
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  3. Epic, epic, EPIC! I love this series, Mark! You’ve done a great job here in showing us both the broader views as well as the intricate detail studies. These cars are full of character and I think you’ve done a fan-flippin-tastic job of bringing this to our screens for everyone to enjoy!
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  4. Awesome shots, Mark. I really love that model A in the 2nd shot and the first shot is processed to perfection with that old-time feel. Nice work, man.
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  5. I absolutely love that first shot. Looks vintage as hell. Wonderful work all the way through!
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  6. Everyone of these is a winner, Mark. But the last one is my favorite. Love the monochrome treatment. Great job on these images.
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